About Us

Rescue for the Misunderstood is America's only non-profit rescue organization that is exclusively dedicated to the misunderstood breeds. We believe that every dog is an individual and deserves a chance at life and we are committed to saving dogs from open intake shelters that are forced to euthanize for space. Our focus is on the breeds that are portrayed negatively in the media and our communities, and are affected by laws of breed discrimination  – Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Mastiffs, and many more. We believe in the importance of educating the public about responsible ownership, dispelling the myths surrounding these breeds, and protecting innocent lives. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to rescue, educate, and promote responsible ownership.

Our Vision

Our vision is a society with compassion and kindness towards all loving companions without negative stereotypes and senseless laws of breed discrimination. 


The best way to reach us is by email, caitlyn@savethemisunderstood.org